13: Players with 2 grand slams in game; 1 done on a June 26-WED0626

ON THIS POST: GRAND SLAM FACTS MARKING ANNIVERSARY OF FRANK ROBINSON 2-SLAM GAME

  • Players with 2 slams in a game

  • 1 slam for Jeter, who turns 45 on 6/26

  • Alex Dickerson’s slam debut

  • Notable grand slam numbers

  • Career, active slam leaders

  • Milestones, history, birthdays


BATTER UP

Facts & figures from around

Major League Baseball


13

Players in MLB history to hit 2 grand slams in same game; June 26 marks 49 years since Frank Robinson did it

  • 12-2: Orioles beat Senators in the 1970 game

  • 5, 6: Robinson did it on back-to-back pitches, in 5th (off Joe Coleman), 6th (off Joe Grzenda)

  • 3: Orioles players with 2 slams in same game

  • 8: Grand slams in Robinson career (5 in NL)

1, 1

Fernando Tatis is only player with

2 slams in 1 inning; Braves’

Tony Cloninger only pitcher on list

2

Frank Robinson, Tony Lazzeri

only Hall of Fame members

with 2-slam game

4

Players to hit a 3rd home run

in a 2-slam game

  • Bill Mueller, Nomar Garciaparra, Jim Tabor, Tony Lazzeri

18

Robin Ventura's 18 career slams

most among players with

2-slam game

  • Ventura also only player to hit grand slam in each game of doubleheader

2 GRAND SLAMS IN A GAME
DATE PLAYER TM INN
7/27/2009 Josh Willingham WAS 5, 6
7/29/2003 Bill Mueller BOS 7, 9
5/10/1999 Nomar Garciaparra BOS 1, 8
4/23/1999 Fernando Tatis STL 3rd
8/14/1998 Chris Hoiles BAL 3, 8
9/4/1995 Robin Ventura CHW 4, 5
6/26/1970 Frank Robinson BAL 5, 6
6/24/1968 Jim Northrup DET 5,6
7/3/1966 Tony Cloninger ATL 1, 4
5/9/1961 Jim Gentile BAL 1, 2
7/27/1946 Rudy York BOS 2, 5
7/4/1939 Jim Tabor BOS 3, 6
5/24/1936 Tony Lazzeri NYY 2, 5

FOR THE RECORD

260, 1

Career HRs for Derek Jeter —

who celebrates 45th birthday on June 26 — with 1 grand slam

  • 6/18/2005: Jeter hit slam off Cubs reliever Joe Borowski in 6th inning at Yankee Stadium

  • 2, 5: Jeter hit 2nd HR in 8th, had 5 RBI in 1st Cubs visit to Yankee Stadium since 1938

  • 155: At-bats with bases loaded for Jeter before the grand slam

  • .321: Jeter’s career average in 262 at-bats with bases loaded with 225 RBI

  • 14: Times Jeter was an All-Star; fan voting for 2019 starters begins on his birthday

  • 3,465: Hits by Jeter, who becomes eligible for Hall of Fame in 2020


NOTABLE NUMBERS

3

Alex Dickerson on June 21 became 3rd player to hit a grand slam in his San Francisco debut

  • 6/25/1969: Bobby Bonds vs. Dodgers

  • 5/27/2011: Brandon Crawford vs. Brewers

2

The 29-year-old Dickerson’s

8th-inning HR was 2nd career slam; 5/10/16 for Padres, vs. Cubs


GRAND SLAM TIDBITS

4

Players who hit a grand slam

in 1st MLB plate appearance

  • 4/21/1898: Bill Duggleby, PHI

  • 8/31/2005: Jeremy Hermida, FLA

  • 9/2/2006: Kevin Kouzmanoff, CLE

  • 6/12/2010: Daniel Nava, BOS

30

Walk-off grand slams in

MLB history with team trailing

by 3 runs in bottom of 9th

  • 5/5/2019: Most recent ‘ultimate’ slam by Padres’ Hunter Renfroe vs. Dodgers

  • 19: Times it has happened in NL; 11 in AL

19

Players who have hit a grand slam in World Series; last in 2016 by Addison Russell of Cubs vs. Indians

6

Most grand slams in season, by Don Mattingly of Yankees in 1987, Travis Hafner of Indians in 2006

15

Players with 15 or more
grand slams in their career

  • 25: Alex Rodriguez

  • 23: Lou Gehrig

  • 21: Manny Ramirez

  • 19: Eddie Murray

  • 18: Willie McCovey, Robin Ventura

  • 17: Jimmie Foxx, Carlos Lee, Ted Williams

  • 16: Hank Aaron, Dave Kingman, Babe Ruth

  • 15: Ken Griffey Jr., Ryan Howard, Richie Sexson


Career Grand Slam leaders


Active grand slam leaders


MILESTONE TRACKER

200

Phillies’ Bryce Harper needs

3 HRs to reach milestone;

has 4 career grand slams

300

Rockies’ Mark Reynolds needs

2 HRs to reach milestone;

has 6 career grand slams


IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 26

1920

Lou Gehrig of New York School of Commerce hits grand slam in high school title game vs. Lane Tech

1997

Tony Gwynn hits inside-the-park grand slam in 7th inning as Padres beat Dodgers 9-7


BORN ON THIS DATE
  • 1903: Babe Herman, 1,552 games, 1926-45

  • 1907: Debs Garms, 1,010, 1932-45

  • 1921: Howie Pollet, 407, 1941-56

  • 1943: Bill Robinson, 1,472, 1966-83

  • 1950: Dave Rosello, 422, 1972-81

  • 1969: Mike Myers, 883, 1995-07

  • 1974: Jason Kendall, 2,085, 1996-10

  • 1974: Derek Jeter, 2,747, 1995-14

  • 1990: Drew Gagnon, 20, 2018-


June 26 birthday leaders: Hits

Players born after 1900

Sources: mlb.com; baseball-reference.com; todayinbaseballhistory.com